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Tim Kee allegedly deceived TTFA executive about Warriors’ debt
« on: November 17, 2014, 05:45:54 AM »
Tim Kee allegedly deceived TTFA executive about Warriors’ debt.
By Lasana Liburd (wired868).


Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president Raymond Tim Kee, according to a letter leaked to Wired868, apparently tried to deceive his own executive committee about the financial health of the football body and its debts to players and staff.

On 10 November 2014, Tim Kee, in a letter to his executive committee, appeared to dismiss claims that the TTFA had failed to meet its financial obligations to players and staff.

“There is no current debt to the national senior team and coaching staff,” wrote Tim Kee, in a letter that appeared to be signed by the football president and written on a TTFA letterhead. “The team has been paid all arrears and up to the date of this letter has been paid up to the CONCACAF tournament in Jamaica.”

The football president also told his executive committee that the arrears of his head coach, Stephen Hart, had been “addressed.”

“As you are aware, national senior team coach Stephen Hart, like his predecessors, is paid directly by the Ministry of Sport,” stated Tim Kee, on November 10, “and we have been working with them diligently to regularize Mr Hart’s salary arrangements.

“Currently Mr Hart’s arrears have been addressed.”

Both statements were, at best, economical with the truth. At worst, Tim Kee had presented a dishonest report to the football body and willfully misrepresented the condition of the TTFA’s flagship team.

On 14 November, four days after Tim Kee’s letter, Hart admitted that he still had not been paid by the TTFA while Wired868 understands he had gone eight months without a salary. The remaining staff and players have also gone six months since their last match fee with the combined debt believed to be in the region of $5 million.

And, in the period between the executive committee’s letter on October 22 and Tim Kee’s response, the “Soca Warriors” had been temporarily barred from their team camp at the Carlton Savannah hotel for non-payment. While the national players threatened to boycott the 2014 Caribbean Cup finals unless they received assurances regarding outstanding payments.

At present, the Warriors hope that outstanding money will be relayed to the squad via manager William Wallace on Tuesday November 18, which is the day of the Caribbean Cup final. The Trinidad and Tobago team, which faces host side Jamaica in the final, is bidding to lift the regional crown for the first time in 13 years.

The TTFA executive’s list of questions, which were signed by Lennox Watson, Rudy Thomas and Krishna Kuarsingh and apparently approved by Neville Ferguson, Roland Forde, Richard Quan Chan, Brian Layne, Sherwin Dyer, Paula Chester-Cumberbatch and Anthony Creed, also accused Tim Kee of failing to provide financial statements to the football body including figures for any of the Warriors’ international tours including the Argentina charter.

Tim Kee, who is also the Port of Spain Mayor, PNM Treasurer and chairman of the TTFA Finance Committee, conceded that there had been no audited accounting statements presented to the executive committee during his two years at the helm of the football body.

And he did not provide the requested information either. Instead, he blamed his failure to properly account for the football body’s spending on the “long list of financial issues” inherent in an organization that supposedly had not been audited between 2007 and 2012.

“It is particularly ironic that having inherited this previously poorly managed situation,” said Tim Kee, “that the same individuals responsible for the predicament of the organization now ‘demand’ to be presented financial statements that have been challenging to arrange due to the past mismanagement of TTFF accounts.”

Ironically, Tim Kee did not point out that he was a senior vice-president for more than half the period he identified. He did claim, though, that the football body’s management accounts would “be made available as soon as the auditors have had an opportunity to provide final sign off.”

He did not give himself a deadline to provide financial answers.

The executive committee had questions too about the TTFA’s use of FIFA funds, which should have been at least $4.8 million in 2014, and its treatment of the “Women Soca Warriors.”

“Why was the mandatory 15 percent (of the FIFA funds) not given to the national senior women’s team for their World Cup qualifying matches?” asked the executive committee.

Tim Kee did not say how much money his general secretary, Sheldon Phillips, received from FIFA but again suggested that such information would be provided after auditors had signed off on the football body’s account. Once more, he did not provide a date.

His response on the funding of the women’s team was also long-winded and vague.

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Re: Tim Kee allegedly deceived TTFA executive about Warriors’ debt
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2014, 07:19:47 AM »
If these allegations are factual, immediate dismissal- and should be grounds for investigation as to  the credibility for future political office-
In other words- he should not be considered for public office. Time to STAMP out unethical and moral corruption among public officials.

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Re: Tim Kee allegedly deceived TTFA executive about Warriors’ debt
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2014, 01:08:30 PM »
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Re: Tim Kee allegedly deceived TTFA executive about Warriors’ debt
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2014, 01:41:14 PM »
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Re: Tim Kee allegedly deceived TTFA executive about Warriors’ debt
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2014, 01:52:30 PM »
Bakes boy they making it hard for you to keep up with defenses, I doubt you could type fast enough. Yuh doh only have to defend hard here, but now yuh have to run around the interweb too. Chat with these fellas and tell them slow down nah man.  ;D
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Re: Tim Kee allegedly deceived TTFA executive about Warriors’ debt
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2014, 02:04:50 PM »
Tim Kee allegedly deceived TTFA executive about Warriors’ debt.
By Lasana Liburd (wired868).


The TTFA executive’s list of questions, which were signed by Lennox Watson, Rudy Thomas and Krishna Kuarsingh and apparently approved by Neville Ferguson, Roland Forde, Richard Quan Chan, Brian Layne, Sherwin Dyer, Paula Chester-Cumberbatch and Anthony Creed, also accused Tim Kee of failing to provide financial statements to the football body including figures for any of the Warriors’ international tours including the Argentina charter.

I don't have to defend anything... everything Lasana writes about the Tim Kee TTFA needs to be taken with a huge grain of salt.  Note who actually signed the letter, Watson, Thomas and Kuarsingh.  Lasana writes the article as though the entire executive committee was having issues with Tim Kee, when in fact it's the same cabal over and over again.  He says the letter was "apparently approved" by the rest of the executive committee... but where's his support for that?  The truth is that Watson and Thomas (can't say anything about Kuarsingh, as I don't know) are the ones who have been trying to disrupt Tim Kee's agenda in trying to bring change to the TTFA. 

Watson and Thomas are two of the insiders (along with another one with "media contacts" who shall remain nameless for now) who have been leaking stuff to Lasana with a clear bent towards discrediting the leadership.  They benefited the most from Jack Warner's patronage, and now that they see the last few opportunities available for them to exploit being cut off, they fighting back.  Just like Lasana fond of pointing out Tim Kee's alleged ties to Jack, why don't he similarly point out in every article he writes about them, Watson and Thomas' ties to Jack... and the naked agenda they pushing?

http://wired868.com/2013/05/21/watson-tim-kee-must-retract-2006-wcup-funds-claim/

http://wired868.com/2013/06/18/totalitarian-tim-ttfa-president-accused-of-snubbing-executive-committee/

http://wired868.com/2014/10/21/ttfa-versus-tim-kee-fifa-must-referee-civil-war-in-tt-football/


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Re: Tim Kee allegedly deceived TTFA executive about Warriors’ debt
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2014, 02:05:57 PM »
Raymond Tim Kee is a real snake.

Sometimes I does ask myself where de TTFA does get money?

Cause they have been sending teams under 17, under 20, senior, women etc to tournaments and even hosting tournaments.

Then Sheldon say they paid 11 million he deaths and Bakes saying they operating at a loss, so where they getting all this money all de time?

Who is they secret sponsors or banks?

Raymond Tim Kee hiding a lot of stuff like people in T&T dotish.

And he have Sheldon like he puppet and mouth piece.

Look, I want them fellas to do good, but they need to come clean.

They go only tie up they self in de end, let them continue.

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Re: Tim Kee allegedly deceived TTFA executive about Warriors’ debt
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2014, 02:18:33 PM »
Tim Kee allegedly deceived TTFA executive about Warriors’ debt.
By Lasana Liburd (wired868).


The TTFA executive’s list of questions, which were signed by Lennox Watson, Rudy Thomas and Krishna Kuarsingh and apparently approved by Neville Ferguson, Roland Forde, Richard Quan Chan, Brian Layne, Sherwin Dyer, Paula Chester-Cumberbatch and Anthony Creed, also accused Tim Kee of failing to provide financial statements to the football body including figures for any of the Warriors’ international tours including the Argentina charter.

I don't have to defend anything... everything Lasana writes about the Tim Kee TTFA needs to be taken with a huge grain of salt.  Note who actually signed the letter, Watson, Thomas and Kuarsingh.  Lasana writes the article as though the entire executive committee was having issues with Tim Kee, when in fact it's the same cabal over and over again.  He says the letter was "apparently approved" by the rest of the executive committee... but where's his support for that?  The truth is that Watson and Thomas (can't say anything about Kuarsingh, as I don't know) are the ones who have been trying to disrupt Tim Kee's agenda in trying to bring change to the TTFA. 

Watson and Thomas are two of the insiders (along with another one with "media contacts" who shall remain nameless for now) who have been leaking stuff to Lasana with a clear bent towards discrediting the leadership.  They benefited the most from Jack Warner's patronage, and now that they see the last few opportunities available for them to exploit being cut off, they fighting back.  Just like Lasana fond of pointing out Tim Kee's alleged ties to Jack, why don't he similarly point out in every article he writes about them, Watson and Thomas' ties to Jack... and the naked agenda they pushing?

http://wired868.com/2013/05/21/watson-tim-kee-must-retract-2006-wcup-funds-claim/

http://wired868.com/2013/06/18/totalitarian-tim-ttfa-president-accused-of-snubbing-executive-committee/

http://wired868.com/2014/10/21/ttfa-versus-tim-kee-fifa-must-referee-civil-war-in-tt-football/




Bakes I know for  fact the kind of person Watson is, however Tim Kee making them look like they right about how he doing stuff. Lasana putting everything he do in public, so if he lying or making things up we will find out.
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Re: Tim Kee allegedly deceived TTFA executive about Warriors’ debt
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2014, 02:27:26 PM »
Bakes I know for  fact the kind of person Watson is, however Tim Kee making them look like they right about how he doing stuff. Lasana putting everything he do in public, so if he lying or making things up we will find out.

Lasana is very good at maligning Tim Kee and Phillips, if he bothers to post facts that are neutral, or which mitigates in their favor, he buries it within the article or discredits it by his words:

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“As you are aware, national senior team coach Stephen Hart, like his predecessors, is paid directly by the Ministry of Sport,” stated Tim Kee, on November 10, “and we have been working with them diligently to regularize Mr Hart’s salary arrangements.

“Currently Mr Hart’s arrears have been addressed.”

Both statements were, at best, economical with the truth. At worst, Tim Kee had presented a dishonest report to the football body and willfully misrepresented the condition of the TTFA’s flagship team.

How does Lasana know what the 'truth' is?  The two statements in question are that:

1. Hart's salary is paid directly by the MoS.
2. The issue of Hart's salary being in arrears has been addressed.

What "truth" does Lasana offer to prove that Tim Kee lying or misleading people when he says that?  These are the things that an objective observer would pick up on, but when you accept that Lasana is a 'journalis' and take for granted that he's being unbiased... you don't question that, you say to yourself "well, I have to believe him when he says that Tim Kee lying," except he never offers any proof.  From what I understand the government already appropriated money thru the MoS to pay the arrears, but nothing with the gov't is ever immediate.  Hart should be getting his money by weeks end... from the gov't, not the TTFA... as per the gov't agreement with the TTFA to pay the salaries of the coaching staff almost two years ago.  Where are the lies?

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Re: Tim Kee allegedly deceived TTFA executive about Warriors’ debt
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2014, 02:36:26 PM »
this is comical.

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Re: Tim Kee allegedly deceived TTFA executive about Warriors’ debt
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2014, 04:52:58 PM »
Another Week, Another Leak.
It seems to be the repetitive story for the TTFA.

I'm very interested to see if the general sec. and the President get rid of and expose the leaks. It is a fireable offense in any line of work to leak internal information to the public, especially a mediahouse or member of media.

Reading this article and recent Lasana Liburd pieces it reeks of leaked Info from staff members. In England, anytime there is a leak it generally comes within the Communication/Media Department.
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Re: Tim Kee allegedly deceived TTFA executive about Warriors’ debt
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2014, 07:28:51 PM »
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